My eyes finally give out,
exhausted, from staring at a glowing rectangle.
My brain pleads for rest,
my mattress calls out to me,
but as I lay
on the softest bed filled with a thousand feathers,
it turns into a bed of arrows
piercing every inch of my body,
My mind rushes to a universe parallel to our own
where I am in a dark cave.
filled with an eerie sound creeping up my spine,
I walk on what feels like a bed of coals,
My heart pounds as I search for light, a way out of this gloom.
I try to wake myself, but I am stuck.
Out of the corner of my eye, I see a white, hazy light.
I am drawn to it and as I walk towards it,
my feet suddenly brush against cold water
the air is filled with the smell of fresh grass,
The sky - a beautiful array of colours
As I look at my reflection in the clear water,
I realise that the desolate feeling was only momentary
And my mind has woven a universe echoing my reality;
I’m certain that the light in my dark tunnel is right around the corner